Known as a pious youth. At age 23 she turned down a marriage proposal and instead became a Discalced Mercedarian nun at Madrid, Spain. Noted for her life of penance, devotion to the Eucharist, and intense prayer life. Ordered by her superiors to write her spiritual biography.
- “Blessed Mariana of Jesus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 April 2012. Web. 31 March 2015. <>